The Super Ténéré ES joins the 2023 Yamaha motorcycle lineup with a new color scheme. The rest of the bike has remained unchanged for nearly a decade but remains a solid choice for the adventure enthusiast, owing to its Dakar-inspired design. It comes with more features compared to the smaller Yamaha Ténéré 700 but does fall short in some regards compared to the constantly evolving crop of large ADVs on the market today.
It features three ride modes, an electronically adjustable suspension (thus, the ES in the name), and a linked ABS. The suspension system comprises four pre-load settings, three damping presets, and an additional seven fine-tuning damping adjustments, which you can set with the click of a button.
The 2023 Super Ténéré ES also employs a shaft-drive, a rarity on modern-day motorcycles. The Japanese-made 1,199cc liquid-cooled, parallel-twin engine makes 110 hp and 84 lb-ft of torque, which is not as much as you’d see from European counterparts like the Ducati Multistrada or a BMW R 1250 GS. However, it’s still plenty enough for most riders’ requirements — this is a Yamaha that was designed to spend a lot of time off-road, after all.
The 2023 Yamaha Super Ténéré ES starts at $16,299 USD / $19,399 CAD.
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Monoshock; electronically adjustable preload and rebound damping; 7.5-in of travel
Dual 310mm hydraulic disc, Unified Brake System and ABS
282mm single disc, Unified Brake System and ABS
Fuel Tank Capacity
Matte Raven Black
TCI: Transistor Controlled Ignition
33.3 or 34.3 in
1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)
2023 Yamaha Super Ténéré ES Features
Advanced Fuel Injection
Twin downdraft throttle body fuel injection with YCC-T (Yamaha Chip Controlled Throttle) delivers optimum throttle control and acceleration. Two-position “D-Mode” (Drive Mode) throttle response allows the rider to adjust mapping for conditions or preferences.
Wide-ratio six-speed transmission has the right gear, whether on the open highway or off-road. The durable enclosed shaft drive is protected from the elements while providing a direct, responsive connection to the rear wheel.
The Super Ténéré ES has both an anti-lock braking system (ABS) and Unified Braking System (UBS). With UBS, squeezing the front brake lever also provides some rear-wheel braking while pressing the rear brake first overrides UBS for traditional separate front and rear braking action.
Compact & Powerful Engine
With an exceptionally compact 1,199cc parallel twin and a unique 270° crank for excellent torque and traction, the Super Ténéré ES is built for adventure. Engine mass is kept low for great handling. Narrow two-cylinder inline engine is slim and compact for carving tight lines in twisty mountain roads.
Convenience & Comfort
Whether riding across town or crossing a continent, rider comfort and convenience are important. Super Ténéré ES delivers with its cruise control, adjustable seat height and windshield, tunable front and rear suspension, low-maintenance shaft drive, centerstand and more.
Electronically adjusted suspension makes finding the right setting as easy as pushing a button. With four pre-load settings, three damping presets and an additional seven fine-tuning damping adjustments, the Super Ténéré ES suspension can be dialed perfectly to meet the needs of the rider, passenger and cargo amount and terrain.
Traction control lets the rider get on the gas with confidence. This very advanced system regulates ignition timing, fuel injection and throttle valve opening based on wheel spin, providing a smooth response that is not abrupt like the competitors. Three modes are available to match rider preference, including off.
Advanced Fuel Injection
The downdraft twin bore fuel injection system with 12-hole injectors is tuned for on- or off-road adventures and is equally made for at-home commuting as it is on long stretches of open highway.
The compact engine design uses a dry-sump oil supply inside the crankcase to boost ground clearance while a side-mounted radiator makes the Super Ténéré ES surprisingly narrow, protecting it from rocks and debris.
Wide-ratio six-speed transmission has gear ratios optimized for everything from slow dirt roads to higher speed sport riding. The durable enclosed shaft drive is protected from the elements while providing a direct, responsive connection to the rear wheel.
Crossplane Crankshaft Engine
The 1,199cc parallel twin, liquid-cooled engine features a unique 270° crossplane crankshaft for superior traction. It’s almost like having a big-bore thumper without the uncomfortable vibration.
The Super Ténéré ES includes a cruise control system powered by the YCC-T. The rider can easily select or adjust a set speed to ease long-distance touring on the highway.
Yamaha’s D-Mode throttle offers two response settings: “T-mode” for Touring and general riding to give a softer response and “S-mode” for Sport riding for when the rider wants the most performance possible.
Proven YCC-T fly-by-wire technology allows for an advanced traction control system by regulating ignition timing and fuel injection volume and throttle valve opening based on rear wheel spin. Three rider-selected modes are available to match conditions and the rider’s preference.
The grooved foot pegs show Yamaha’s attention to detail. While the rider is seated, rubber cushions provide excellent comfort. When the rider stands to tackle more technical riding conditions, the rubber compresses which lets the rider’s boots contact the metal foot peg surface.
The ABS and Unified Brake System (UBS) work together to help prevent wheel lock during braking. This system allows the rider to operate front and rear brakes together by simply pulling the front brake lever, which is especially helpful when riding while standing on the pegs. Applying the rear brake first overrides UBS to provide traditional separate front and rear brake control.
The Super Ténéré ES comes equipped with both adjustable windshield and seat height. One inch of seat height adjustment provides a lower height for shorter riders or a roomier riding position for taller riders in the high position while the windscreen can be easily adjusted 2.3 inches vertically without tools.
Electronically adjusted suspension makes finding the right setting as easy as pushing a button. With four pre-load settings, three damping presets and an additional seven fine-tuning damping adjustments, the Super Ténéré ES suspension can be perfectly dialed to meet the needs of the rider, passenger and cargo amount and terrain.
Robust Steel Chassis
The steel frame is designed to reduce rider fatigue during long rides. Using a steel main frame offers the best balance of strength and flexibility, so it can help absorb jolts from uneven road surfaces.
Wraparound handlebar brush guards come standard and are attached to a tough rubber-mounted handlebar.
The optional flexible luggage system design has three possible setups: standard with no top case or side bags, top case installed, or side cases installed. Included in the bike’s design, these accessories enhance the look of the Super Ténéré ES.
Both side stand and centerstand are provided for complete parking convenience.
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